Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick will not seek the Republican nomination for New Jersey Governor in 2021, NewJerseyGlobe reports.
Bramnick said he would run for reelection for his 21st district (parts of Morris, Somerset and Union Counties), but few would be surprised is he runs for State Senate should his district mate, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., decide to forego reelection to the Senate in favor of mounting a rematch with Congressman Tom Malinowski in CD-7.
Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and perennial candidate Hirsh Singh have announced their candidacies for the 2021 GOP gubernatorial nod. Ciattarelli has announced the support of Republican leaders in Somerset County, his home, and Atlantic County, Singh’s home.
NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt is widely expected to compete for the nomination. Steinhardt has been calling Republican leaders throughout the state this week asking them to “hold their powder” and to meet with him.